Shining Force Cross Raid Trailers Give A Glimpse Of Co-Op Arcade RPG Action

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In Japan, Sega operate an “arcade RPG” of sorts based on the Shining series, titled Shining Force Cross. Sega recently released new trailers for an expansion to the game, Shining Force Cross Raid Ver. A:

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That looks kind of reminiscent of the multiplayer Phantasy Star games, doesn’t it? While it may seem odd, watching the trailers, I felt like the idea it was almost an extension of the concept of classic co-op arcade brawlers. It makes one wonder if Monster Hunter wouldn’t make for a fun arcade experience, too.

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Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.